North Kilworth Wharf welcomes shared ownership boats

North Kilworth Wharf

on the Leicester line, Grand Union Canal

  • MANAGED BOATS: Yes
  • SELF-MANAGED BOATS: Yes
  • VALETING: Yes - 30 inc VAT, 5 extra for pet
  • WORKSHOP: Workshop facility and building available for hire
  • PUMPOUT: Full pumpout service
  • ELECTRIC HOOKUP: Yes
  • MOORING ARRANGEMENTS: Wharfside
  • MOORING FEE (60ft boat): 2,160 (discounted for ABC-managed boats)
  • TURNROUND DAYS: Friday
  • EXTRA FACILITIES: Chandlery, Shop

North Kilworth Wharf is based on the 20 mile lock free summit of the Leicester section, Grand Union Canal. The Wharf has been a working boat yard since the sixties and offers all narrowboat services, including, boat painting, hull blacking, marine engineering, welding & fabrication, moorings, hard standing, storage and boat fitting & repairs.


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Shared ownership narrowboats currently thought to be moored at North Kilworth Wharf

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Name Len Stern Layout Shares Berths Bkg Engine Repl Loos Mgmt Launch Web
Grosvenor58S/Trad126ListBMC 1.82SELF2002
Silkwood58S/Trad<S D G B Z E )116ListBMC 1.820072SELF1998
Still Dreaming58S/Trad<S D G B Z E )106ListBeta 4320122SELF1998

Moorings for shared ownership boats will depend on availability of space at the time of an enquiry.

We realise that many other bases will also welcome shared ownership boats, so please let us know of any that should be included here. We would also welcome any updates to the information shown or any suggestions for adding to it.

Please email any suggestions to Andrew.

Boatshare - the shared ownership of a narrowboat - is a cost effective way of enjoying a narrow boat holiday cruising the canals. For around the price of a week's narrowboat hire, you can own a share of a quality narrowboat and cruise for three or more weeks each year. Shared ownership means shared costs. If you own a twelfthshare in a narrowboat, then you pay only a twelfth of the cost of maintaining the narrowboat. Narrowboat boatshare has been growing in popularity for more than 20 years. There are now more than 200 shared ownership narrowboats on the English and Welsh canals. Buying a narrowboat boat share can cost from around 2,500 to 10,000 for a twelfth or 8% share. Boatshare is not timeshare. The boat is owned by a syndicate, and the syndicate has arrangements for choosing weeks on board the narrowboat. Narrowboats are sometimes incorrectly called barges. Canal cruising holidays are one of the best ways to slow down and relax, while enjoying the English and Welsh countryside and its wildlife as well as seeing a significant part of Britain's industrial heritage. Boatshare of a narrowboat means that you own a share of the boat and it is yours for as long as you wnat to keep it. You can offer your narrowboat share whenever you choose to do so. This site provides independent information about narrowboat boatshare and what is involved in shared ownership of a narrowboat. The site also provides links to sites that have narrowboat boatshare shares for sale. If you see this text about shared ownership of narrowboats, your browser either doesn't support frames or the support it has is disabled. Modern browsers all support frames so you should be able to see the information about narrowboat boat share as intended.